Natureworker and avid food gardener Jen told me that her kids LOVED this last year! I had never tried it, but it is surely going into my garden this spring. This is a broccoli grown for its abundant side shoots, stems, and leaves, not one big central head. All parts of it are edible and delicious. Broccoli is a cool season vegetable. It is important to start your plants indoors in the winter, acclimate them in early April, and plant them as soon as the ground can be worked. You can also start plants in late June and plant them out in July for a delicious fall crop. ALWAYS cover your broccoli plants with floating row covers to keep pests away.